It's Park(ing) Day Across NYC

and more from the blogs...

By Brian Ries
|  Friday, Sep 18, 2009  |  Updated 6:15 AM EDT
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It's Park(ing) Day Across NYC

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A guy with a half smirk, crazy swimming trunks, and a gold chain necklace took a baby shark from a shallow pool at Brighton Beach, stuffed it in a plastic bag, and took it home for...we're guessing supper. [Gothamist]

Brooklynites: Have you seen the chicken street art with the phallic head? [Brooklyn Based]

NYMag tracks down the "stash box" at 560 State Street referred to in the Jay-Z track, Empire State of Mind. [Vulture]

A hardcore group of tennis enthusiasts want to turn the ballfields at McCarren Park into a 18-court wonderland, and they've got the plans drawn out to make it happen. [Brownstoner]

The Park Slope Rock School starts up this weekend, so if you've got $250 and a kid with rock star talent, check it out. [Brooklynian, via FIPS]

Brooklyn: America's most frugal city? Did they not check out the rent prices? [Brokelyn]

It's Park(ing) Day today all across NYC! Check out one of over 50 reclaimed parking spots that have been turned into "people-friendly public spaces." [Streetsblog]

Recognize this woman robbing doctor's offices? She's supposedly been cavorting around town stealing receptionists' purses and patients' wallets. [Runnin' Scared]

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